IDEAS, for integral logistics in centralized wood processing

M.P. Reinders

Research output: Thesisinternal PhD, WU


<p>A decision support system (DSS) is developed to improve the quality of decision making in wood processing companies. Wood processing companies are businesses that import (buy, harvest) raw materials, stems and logs, and export (deliver) products, assortments and boards, after a multi-step conversion process.<p>The DSS, called IDEAS (Integral Decision Effect Analysis System), supports the operational, tactical and strategic level of decision making, by providing a range of tools of varying complexity.<p>Various analyses have been made for validating the underlying models. A case study was performed to test the impact for the relevant business chain.<p>Possible other fields of application can be the oil-industry, slaugther-houses, and in general cutting-stock performing industries. All these industrial circles share the package- production problem in common.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Bol, M.M.G.R., Promotor, External person
  • van Beek, P., Promotor, External person
Award date12 May 1989
Place of PublicationS.l.
Print ISBNs9789090028217
Publication statusPublished - 1989


  • forestry
  • rationalization
  • organization of work
  • wastes
  • resources
  • outturn
  • production
  • planning
  • automation
  • operations research
  • mathematical models
  • decision analysis
  • computer analysis
  • sawmilling
  • planing
  • mills
  • sawmills


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